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Sparrow Hills* (see v.1,2,3)

By leo_nid
*Sparrow Hills, formerly (between 1935 and 1999) known as Lenin Hills, is a hill on the right bank of the Moscow River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 80 m (260 ft) above the river level.

The observation platform, which gives a panoramic view of the city, is on a steep bank 85 m (279 ft) above the river, or 200 m (660 ft) above sea level. The recently renovated Luzhniki Stadium (formerly the Lenin Stadium), where the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1980 Summer Olympics took place, is right below, across the Moscow River.

Tags: General Moscow Autumnal colours Sparrow Hills observation platform Luzhniki Stadium young people sat on balustrade Moscow Business Centre towers glimpse of the Moscow river

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7 Oct 2020 9:37AM
An excellent set Leo, with versions 2 & 3 being my favourite.
A great view point for your lead too.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
7 Oct 2020 9:37AM
beautiful view and informative write up

7 Oct 2020 9:44AM
Lovely set, Leo. Even Moscow is reaching for the skies V2. Good to see people passing the time of day V3. The panoramic lead is excellent.
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
7 Oct 2020 9:48AM
Nice set Leo, agree with everthing said above.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 9:54AM
A great set LeoSmileSmileSmile

Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
7 Oct 2020 10:21AM
Great set Leo!
V2 and v3 is my favourites!

Arne Smile
sawsengee 14 6 40 Malaysia
7 Oct 2020 10:21AM
never knew the local vegetation in Moscow can be that lush (though deciduous)......thanks for sharing
7 Oct 2020 10:36AM
A fine set of docementary photos
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 11:11AM
Impressive set, Leo.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
7 Oct 2020 11:22AM
It offers a splendid view, and with some lovely autumn colours in the foreground, too 😃 I like how the modern skyscrapers in V2 are all bunched up together as if trying to compete with each other. Think that and the lead are my faves 👍👍
Trev 😀
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
7 Oct 2020 11:33AM
Excellent set with some beautiful Autumn colour in the surrounding bushland
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 11:43AM
Excellent set of images Leo. I particularly like v3 very much 😊

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 12:50PM
Love V2 Leo, great with the tall buildings....and V3 for all the checks GrinGrinGrin
Great set
7 Oct 2020 1:33PM
Great City sceneries , Leo ! V3. very good too! SmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 2:13PM
Good memories. One day in May 1991, on the Sparrow Hills, I bought a political matrioshka doll with Yeltsin on the outside, when Gorbachev was still in charge. I was curious, I heard later 'The matrioshka sellers are always the ones with their ears to the ground.' Yeltsin's putsch didn't happen until August.
When we got back to Leningrad my friend Galina was absolutely terrified and insisted that I hid it in the bottom of my case.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Oct 2020 2:39PM
A beautiful set Leo. So interesting to see your wonderful city. Would love to visit it one day.
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
7 Oct 2020 3:15PM
A lovely panorama of Moscow in the lead image, but I find my favourite is V2 with these gleaming skyscrapers against the grey sky.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2020 3:40PM
Jack Sparrow must be pleased to have some hills named after him 😁😁
12 10 10 England
7 Oct 2020 4:01PM
Beautiful autumn colour Leo.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
7 Oct 2020 4:37PM
Nice set Leo. A great viewpoint to capture cityscapes from. Do like V3.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
7 Oct 2020 4:43PM
Version two looks like Moscow's version of Canary Wharf in London...a fine series, Leo, and what a marvellous view on a clear day.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
7 Oct 2020 5:52PM
Special images achieved with the glorious sun and autumnal colors!
7 Oct 2020 6:49PM
Excellent set, beautiful autumn images and great POV, my fave is version 2.

7 Oct 2020 7:26PM
Excellent set
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 8:41PM
Wonderful set...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 9:05PM
Wonderful view !! Love the view of the lead, the skyline of V2, and the candid in V3... Beautiful work Leo.
Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 10:18PM
Version 3 has it.Smile

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